Question: When I started cycling in the late '70s, coaches were of the view that building an aerobic base was very important – and specific. Training outside of the aerobic zone interfered with aerobic development and should be avoided at all costs. Does this compartmentalized view still hold up, given the increased knowledge we have of sports science? It seems to … [Read more...] about Is It Necessary to Build an Aerobic Base?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A recently published study suggests that stents placed in arteries leading to the heart have not been shown to cure chest pain (Lancet, Nov 2, 2017). Placing stents in people who have heart pain from narrowed arteries and giving them medication is not more effective in relieving pain than just giving them medication and no stents. Stents do help to … [Read more...] about New Study Points to Best Use of Stents
By Jim Langley Back in January, I reviewed Wheel Fanatyk's Tensiometer, a consistently accurate, easy-to-use and beautifully crafted digital spoke tension gauge. Just click the link to read all about it. At the time of that review, I was building wheels part-time for Praxis Works Bicycle Components. Today, I'm a full-time engineer at Praxis and in … [Read more...] about More Modern Wheel Tools
No RBR Newsletter Next Week Next Thursday, the 23rd, is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and, as always, all of us at RBR will be spending some time relaxing with our families, eating too much, watching some football and, perhaps, squeezing in a ride or two. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, from all of us at RBR! We'll see you again on the 30th with another new issue of RBR … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving Next Thursday!
Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Russ Starke, who offers a suggestion for how to not let idiot drivers drag you down during – or after – a ride. It's about shifting your mental focus from the negative side to the positive side. Here's what Russ wrote: We all have those occasions when a driver passes too closely or does something else to … [Read more...] about Good Vibes Keep a Ride Positive